The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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A Boxed Pair of Antique Japanese Karatsu Bottles


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A pair of Karatsu-yaki stoppered bottles dating from the later 19th century enclosed in a custom made period wooden box with inserts to keep the bottles fixed in position and a shallow drawer built into the bottom They are roughly 30 cm (12 inches) tall, 9.5 cm (4 inches) diameter and both in excellent condition. Traditionally these are labeled Soy Sauce Bottles (shoyubin) however the epithet does not necessarily describe the original contents. Wine, Sake, Beer, Soy Sauce, vinegar, anything is possible. With this style case I would suspect sake and a drawer filled with pickles and dried fish to peck at while drinking. I have never seen a set so well preserved.